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Whitko falls after late field goal

October 5, 2012

ROCHESTER — Rochester handed Whitko’s football team another heart-breaking loss this season with a 20-17 win Friday.

The Zebras scored off a 24-yard field goal attempt with 25 seconds left on the clock after the score was tied for more than 16 minutes.

Tanner Hughes had 26 yards on eight carries, and second-string quarterback Trevor Gilbert was 2-for-2 in passing for 19 yards.

Connor Stouder caught two passes for 12 yards. Skylar Fugate led the team in tackles with 14. Gerding and Alex Stoddard recorded 8.

City soccer wins opening round

October 5, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — All the scoring in host Columbia City’s opening match of the IHSAA Girls’ Soccer Sectional against the North Side Lady Redskins came in the first half. The Lady Eagles made the most of their opportunities against an outmanned North Side squad taking a 7-0 win to advance to Saturday afternoon’s finals.

The win advances the Lady Eagles to Saturday afternoon’s 3 p.m. final against the winner of the second semifinal contest that pitted Huntington North against Homestead.

Injury plagued: Col. City football feeling the loss of hobbled players

October 4, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A broken leg, a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, a broken wrist, a concussion, another broken leg.

All this sounds like it should be a list on a doctor’s rounds of the orthopedic wing, but in actuality it is the list of injuries sustained by Columbia City’s football team.

The Eagles are coming to grips with a rash of injuries that have hit the team hard.

Pink out: ’Busco volleyball hosts breast cancer awareness game, tops Lakeland

October 3, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — A successful team has the ability to perform as expected despite distractions and an opponent that is not playing at their level.
Tuesday night, the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe Lakeland.

The Lady Lakers have struggled this season, making it even more important for the Lady Eagles to maintain their focus.

The Lady Eagles also faced the added attraction of “Pink Out Night” to support breast cancer awareness. ’Busco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.

Harney, Roush lead City harrriers

October 1, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s cross country teams, along with the rest of the Northeast Hoosier Conference, competed at The Plex in Fort Wayne for a second week in a row, this time for the conference meet.
Last week, hundreds of runners from all over Northern Indiana competed in the New Haven Classic, where Columbia City’s Evan Harney and Samantha Roush had stand-out performances, placing second and fourth, respectively.

Whitko upsets North Miami

September 29, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — “Swender’s not going to believe this, but I’ll make him,” said Whitko’s Assistant Coach Josh Mohr with a laugh in his voice.

Whitko took to the field Friday without Head Coach Wayne Swender, and nonetheless taking the upset over former undefeated Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami. A low scoring game, the Wildcats overtook the Warriors in the fourth quarter, ending 13-10.

Swender returns Monday to prepare for next week’s game at Rochester.

Culver Military spoils ’Busco win streak

September 29, 2012

CULVER — Churubusco’s 16-game regular season win streak came to an end Friday at Culver Military Academy.

Culver capitalized on ’Busco miscues to take a 35-16 win, giving Churubusco its first loss of the season.

CMA took control of the field from the beginning of the game, picking off a ’Busco pass on its first possession and scoring a touchdown two plays later.

Churubusco looks to comeback from its loss, traveling to Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield next Friday.

Col.City suffers injury, 79-7 NHC loss

September 29, 2012

KENDALLVILLE — The Columbia City football team’s roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.

With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.

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